Office Relocation - how to get best value when moving office
Office Relocation Planning
As companies focus on their future, an office relocation is proving to be a very effective strategy for getting into better, more appropriate and cheaper office space.
With the right planning, budgeting and management, an office relocation enables businesses to raise their corporate profile, grow their client base, improve operational efficiency, retain & attract staff and give that all-important right first impression to clients.Value for money should be at the forefront of every business decision – and this is certainly true when it comes to moving office.
The end game for most companies will be to end up in the right property, on the right terms, with the right deal, with the right office design and layout, with the right furniture in the right places, with everything working on that first morning in the new office - and all this having happened on time, to budget and with the minimum hassle and disruption to the business. Easy when you say it quickly!
For this to happen there needs to be a relentless focus on office relocation planning and preparation – and a strong commitment to engage the expertise of external professional advisors to help with each key stage of the office move. However, there is often reluctance for businesses moving office to seek professional advice. For anyone reading this article who is thinking of not using professional help for the key stages of their office relocation – I would strongly urge them to please think again.
There are, sadly, all too many examples where companies have paid the penalty (and price) for trying to go it alone – usually driven by a lack of experience or a desire to "save money". Whilst the sentiment of trying to achieve best value is understandable the result is often the opposite. Best practice and experience clearly shows that companies that don't engage external professional expertise waste unnecessary time and money. Conversely, businesses that do work with office relocation professionals (property agents, property lawyers, office fit-out, IT, Telecoms and office removals) avoid mistakes, save time and get better value for their money. And, at end of it all, they’re always glad they got help moving office.
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